Thursday, December 1, 2016

Avery Elle: Hedgehugs

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring the adorable Hedgehugs by Avery Elle. I also used this post on the release blog hop (a few posts back) if you'd like double the inspiration. ;)

I created this scene by stamping the hedgehog and balloon bunch from Hedgehugs. Next I stamped and die cut the small heart and another string from the balloon bunch. With a little creative cutting and gluing, I had a small heart balloon. 

I love creating with this set and I think you will to. I can't wait to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Avery Elle: Hang in There

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! 

Today I'm featuring the stamps and dies called Hang in There by Avery Elle. I decided to have the cute dog in the set flying in a hot air balloon. The balloon was created with three die cut circles and the adorable basket from the set.

I drew the hot air balloon strings and added the stamped sentiment to finish the card.

I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Avery Elle: Love Puffin

Today I created a card featuring Love Puffin stamps and dies. I started by creating the fun blended background with Distress Paints. I love how these paints blend and dry quickly. They are even perfect to stamp on. Fun, right?

Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the puffins. The scenery was created using die cut pieces from Rocky Shores.  Finally, the entire panel was cut using Finished Frames

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Avery Elle Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Today is an exciting day! I LOVE the new Avery Elle stamps and dies and am super excited to share them with you!

Today, I get to share my first card of this release. I started this card with some of the adorable images from Hedgehugs. Heather Campbell, who designed this set, knocked it out of the park. Her illustration style is amazing!

I built the scene with Rocky Shores Dies (it makes a great mossy hill, don't you think?) and Tree Die. The banner was created from Hanging Banners. I just trimmed it down a little bit to fit the tree.

This hop is full of inspiration. Check out the others in the hop below and all the release details.

To celebrate our Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, November 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

Right at Home: Christmas Foliage

Hi Crafters! Today I'm sharing a great set from Right at Home's Christmas collection. Christmas Foliage is a great set with so many iconic holiday images and perfect sentiments.

I started this card by creating a background with several stamps from the set. What I love about this set is that you can keep it simple with the images (like I did) or you can colored them to your hearts content. Next, I embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock and popped it behind a die cut window.

This was such a fun card to create! I can't wait to see what you create with this set!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Avery Elle: Kitsch Christmas & Retro Ornaments

Hi Everyone! Today I'm featuring Kitsch Christmas and Retro Ornaments from Avery Elle.

To start my kitsch card I took some time (okay, a lot of time) on Pinterest looking at all of the amazing inspiration. I found a few wreaths that I LOVED and was inspired to make a colorful, sparkly wreath from washi tape!

After I created my wreath, I stamped and colored a few images from the set and added them to my wreath. I finished the card with a sentiment. I love how it turned out!

For my second card I had the best time coloring these amazing ornaments from Retro Oraments. I used Copics to colored them in and then added lots of Wink of Stella so they shine and sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Avery Elle: Holiday Spirits

Today I combined two fun sets from Avery Elle, Holiday Spirits and Elf-tacular.

I stamped and die cut the two main images, then carefully trimmed the Elf's packages from her hand so I could replace them with the rum bottle. The ombre bottle was inspired by a bottle I found on Pinterest. I love that I can pull inspiration from Pinterest for anything. ;)

I heat embossed the sentiment and added a hill to the background to add a little interest to the card.

 This elf is ready for the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Right at Home: Fall Leaves

 Today I'm featuring the beautiful stamp sets Fall Leaves and Grateful Heart. There is such an amazing variety of leaf prints in Fall Leaves. I images are the perfect size for a focal image or to create a custom background.

In my card today, I heat embossed several of the leaf images and then blended in the colors that are currently in my back yard. I embossed the sentiment from Grateful heart (my favorite Right at Home stamp set) and finished the card off with some washi tape and twine.

These two stamp sets work so well together. I can't wait to send out this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Avery Elle and Chibitronics

Avery Elle and Chibitronics are pairing up for a fun collaboration today.  Chibitronics has products that we can use to easily illuminate our  cards, paper crafts, textiles, and more.  They are so cool!  Be sure to check out their website for videos, tutorials, examples and templates.

We are giving away one Chibitronics STEM Starter Kit as well.   Just comment on this post or one of the design team members posts by Midnight, PST October 9th to be entered to win.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  Winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, October 10th.

Let's get to the hop shall we? The Avery Elle and Chibitronics design teams have some amazing projects to share with you so be sure to check them out at the following links.

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon- GO HERE NEXT
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (me!)
Maska Vanacker 
Chibitronics Blog 

Chibitronics is SO cool! To create my card I started with lots of fun Avery Elle products! I stamped and colored Caroling Critters first. Then blending the sky with Distress Ink using the Falling Snow die to cut out sky (that will later light up!). Next I stamped the sentiment from the Comfort and Joy stamp set.

Once the front of the card was complete I was ready to work on the lights behind them!

To set up my lights I placed the battery behind the "bright" word of the sentiment, then placed the three lights in a row on the horizon of the scene. This will make the whole sky glow! TIP: I didn't want the animals to glow so I placed black cardstock behind them to block the light. TIP 2: I put a piece of copy paper behind my die cut hole to hind any copper tape and to diffuse the light. 

Finally, it was time to put it all together and light up the card! The lights are amazing! The glow is super cool! 

Enjoy the rest of the hop! 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Avery Elle Merriest

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring Merriest by Avery Elle. This set is one of those that I will be going back to time and time again because of the amazing year round sentiments that you can build with it. 

I couldn't help but add a few more sets from the latest release to build my card. The reindeers are from North Pole Pals and the string of lights is from Retro Ornaments.

The sentiment was embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. This stuff is magic I tell ya. I may emboss with gold forever. 

The reindeer and lights were colored with Copics and the background was blended with a few different Distress Inks. 

Thanks for stopping by!